Three Day Reminder: NCBS Election Candidate Statements Are Due On June 1, 2016

ncbs-plain-logoThree Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2016.

The statements will be published in the July/August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay and the election will be held on Saturday, August 14 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos, and by mail.

Election Information

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Present Sidetrack At Historical Park In Tres Pinos

Sidetrack

Sidetrack

Felton’s Sidetrack band is headed back to Tres Pinos for the 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival which will be held for the first time at the San Benito County Historical Park.

The Historical Park venue (next to Bolado Park in Tres Pinos) offers improved facilities in the same small, beautiful valley as past festivals (7 miles south of Hollister on Highway 25).

The August 11-14, 2016 festival is a showcase of top California bluegrass bands and is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Discount Advance Tickets are available on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discount, while Non-Members receive a discount.

Advance Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

GOF Flyer

NCBS Welcomes Pick And Gather Festival At Riverdance Farms June 4-5, 2016

NCBS welcomes the Pick And Gather Festival
NCBS welcomes the Pick And Gather Festival.

NCBS welcomes the Pick And Gather Festival.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the Pick And Gather Festival, set for Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5, 2016 at Riverdance Farms in Livingston.

Pick And Gather Festival Information

The Music/Farm/River event, presented by farmer Cindy Lashbrook of Riverdance Farms, goes beyond bluegrass to provide a bucolic weekend outing for nature, food, and music lovers.

The organic farm is located in a bend of the Merced River just north of Livingston (near Merced, just off Highway 99). Camping is available on Saturday evening and the farm’s beaches along the Merced River are great for a swim. Food will be available or you can bring your own. Bring potable water for drinking and cooking.

You can pick blueberries, cherries and strawberries if you wish, and pay low wholesale prices. The event features low admission and camping fees.

The Merced River at Riverdance Farms.

The Merced River at Riverdance Farms.

One Week Reminder: NCBS Board Of Directors Candidate Statements Are Due On June 1st

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

2016 NCBS Election

One Week Reminder: Candidate Statements for the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2016.

The election will be held on Saturday, August 14 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos.

Election Information

Blue Summit Members Head For The Top Of Highway 17 On Thursday May 26

summit-house-logo-thinThe FREE Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series, presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, will present members of the hot new band Blue Summit on May 26, 2016.

Appearing at this performance: Isaac Cornelius, Jesse Fichman, Sam Kamiji, and Sully Tuttle.

ncbs-plain-logoThe intimate bluegrass programs are held each Thursday evening 6:00-8:30pm on Highway 17 between Los Gatos and Scott’s Valley. Robert Cornelius organizes the performances.

Blue Summit

Blue Summit gathers around the microphone.

NCBS President Michael Hall Interviewed On “Backstage View” About Bluegrass Film Festivals

Michael Hall, IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival Committee Chair & NCBS Film Festival Director

Michael Hall, IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival Committee Chair & NCBS Film Festival Director

Northern California Bluegrass Society President Michael Hall was interviewed by bluegrass video journalist Scott Wilkins at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World Of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina last September about bluegrass film festivals. The “Backstage View” interview has been released and is linked below.

Michael Hall — Film Festival Interview (17:15)

Scott Wilkins of "Backstage View"

Host Scott Wilkins of "Backstage View"

Topics include the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival at the Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City each January and the IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival, as well as the bluegrass film festival in Arizona, the Northern California Bluegrass Society, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and current bluegrass films.

A Call For Films for the September, 2016 IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival has been issued, with submissions due on June 15.

The NCBS Film Festival will issue a Call For Films in early July for the January 2017 event that is part of Bluegrass On Broadway in Redwood City.

Backstage View Information

A Big Memorial Day Week Of Bluegrass Music & Fun All Around Northern California

Strawberry At Grass Valley.

Spring Strawberry At Grass Valley.

Happy Memorial Day from your friends in the Northern California Bluegrass Society!

Happy Memorial Day from your friends in the Northern California Bluegrass Society!

It will be a big week of bluegrass music all around Northern California for Memorial Day.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will be out having fun with our music and you can join in!

TUESDAY, May 24

Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Vintage Grass, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

Edgewood Mountain Boys, Freewheel Brewing Company, Redwood City.

WEDNESDAY, May 25

bangers-and-grass-poster-526161The Krüger Brothers, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

High Country, Albany Taproom, Albany.

Loganville, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Trail Rides Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

THURSDAY-MONDAY, May 25-30

Southwest Bluegrass Association Superjam, Hesperia Lakes, Hesperia.

THURSDAY, May 26

Bangers & Grass, Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington.

Tim O’Brien, Caleb Caudle, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

The Krüger Brothers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico.

Lance Canales & The Flood, Amber Cross, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Chris & Lorin Rowan, Terrapin Crossing, San Rafael.

Blue Summit (Members), Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS welcomed)

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, May 26-29

Delfest, Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland, MD.

THURSDAY-MONDAY, May 26-30

Strawberry Spring Music Festival, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

FRIDAY, May 27

Morgan Canyon Band, Bluegrass in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Clovis.

morgan-canyon-band-outside-playing-signdead-winter-hot-buttered-poster-5272816The Stragglyrs, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, May 27 & 28

Dead Winter Carpenters, Hot Buttered Rum, then Head For The Hills, Crystal Bay Casino, Crystal Bay, NV.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, May 27-29

Bottle Rock, Napa Valley Expo Center, Napa. (Sold out)

SATURDAY, May 28

The Mountain Fire Band

The Mountain Fire Band

Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

The Coffis Brothers, lille æske, Boulder Creek.

Mountain Fire, Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, San Leandro.

valley-ford-ca-road-nameVintage Grass, Rocker Oysterfellar’s, Valley Ford.

The Salty Suites, The Fret House, Covina.

Edge of the West, Jim Lewin & David Thom, Rossi’s 1906, Sonoma.

The Growling Old Men, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV.

Jim & Louise Mintun

Jim & Louise Mintun

SUNDAY, May 29

Jim & Louise Mintun, Live Oak Farmer’s Market, Santa Cruz.

Peter Feldmann & Blaine Sprouse

Peter Feldmann & Blaine Sprouse

Peter Feldmann & Blaine Sprouse, House Concert, RSVP: (805) 688-9894, Goleta.

MEMORIAL DAY, May 30

Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

The Mountain Men, Amnesia, San Francisco.

TUESDAY, May 31

Leftover Crow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

The Kruger Brothers

The Kruger Brothers

Two Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Advance Discount Ticket Deadline Is July 22, 2016

Two Month Reminder: Discount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are on sale through July 22, 2016. Northern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discountNon-Members receive a discount.

Discount Advance Online Tickets